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A Visit To Don Otavio

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Author: Sybille Bedford
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 1590179706
Size: 14.69 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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A Visit To Don Otavio

by Sybille Bedford, A Visit To Don Otavio Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Visit To Don Otavio books, In the mid-1940s, Sybille Bedford set off from Grand Central Station for Mexico, accompanied by her friend E., a hamper of food and drink (Virginia ham, cherries, watercress, a flute of bread, Portuguese rosé), books, a writing board, and paper. Her resulting travelogue captures the violent beauty of the country she visited. Bedford doesn’t so much describe Mexico as take the reader there—in second-class motor buses over thousands of miles, through arid noons and frigid nights, successions of comida corrida, botched excursions to the coast, conversations recorded verbatim, hilarious observations, and fascinating digressions into murky histories. At the heart of the book is the Don Otavio of the title, the travelers’ gracious host, his garrulous family and friends, and his Edenic hacienda at Lake Chapala. Published in 1953, A Visit to Don Otavio was an immediate success, “a travel book written by a novelist,” as Bedford described it, establishing her reputation as a nonpareil writer.



A Visit To Don Otavio

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Author: Sybille Bedford
Publisher: Pan Books (UK)
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780330351379
Size: 43.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Mexico
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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A Visit To Don Otavio

by Sybille Bedford, A Visit To Don Otavio Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Visit To Don Otavio books, The tale begins at Grand Central Station with an impetuous decision, continues with a nightmarish train journey, and then reveals the landscapes and people of Mexico with such a light touch that even the dullest patch of history becomes fascinating Although Bedford is frank about the horrors of travel, the highlight is the author's idyllic stay with Don Otavio, a bankrupt squire still inhabiting his lakeside house with 17 servants to wait on him.



A Visit To Don Otavio

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Author: Sybille Bedford
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Release: 1960
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Size: 53.41 MB
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Category : Mexico
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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A Visit Ot Don Otavio

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Author: Sybille Bedford
Publisher:
Release: 1960
ISBN:
Size: 32.90 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Mexico
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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Zu Besuch Bei Don Otavio

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Author: Sybille Bedford
Publisher: Piper Edition
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN: 3492991319
Size: 25.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 432
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Zu Besuch Bei Don Otavio

by Sybille Bedford, Zu Besuch Bei Don Otavio Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Zu Besuch Bei Don Otavio books, Das erste Werk von Sybille Bedford: ein bedeutendes und beglückendes Reisebuch Sybille Bedford will noch etwas mehr von der Neuen Welt sehen, bevor sie nach Kriegsende die Rückkehr in die Alte Welt plant. Ihre Reise nach Mexiko mit ihrer Freundin ist ganz spontan. Was sie sehen, hören und schmecken, wen sie treffen und was sie Aufregendes erleben in diesem schönen, rauen Land, erzählt Sybille Bedford mit der für sie typischen Frische und mit feinem Humor. "Man muss sich keineswegs für Mexiko interessieren, und man darf Reiseliteratur für ein hybrides, ja im Grunde überflüssiges Genre halten, um dieses Buch trotzdem herzlich zu lieben." Eva Menasse, "Südddeutsche Zeitung"



Ein Tr Gerischer Sommer

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Author: Sybille Bedford
Publisher: Piper Edition
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 3492991343
Size: 11.57 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 288
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Ein Tr Gerischer Sommer

by Sybille Bedford, Ein Tr Gerischer Sommer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ein Tr Gerischer Sommer books, Elegant und scharfzüngig - Sybille Bedford nimmt die mondäne Gesellschaft Ende der Zwanzigerjahre in Europa aufs Korn und zeigt ganz nebenbei, wie tief die Abgründe der Verführbarkeit sein können. Ende der Zwanzigerjahre war Europa ein Ort der Hoffnung. Jedenfalls für die 17-jährige Flavia, die sich einen Sommer lang an der Côte d'Azur einrichtet, um für ihren Studienplatz in Oxford zu büffeln. Noch ahnt sie nicht, welche Ablenkungen auf sie warten ... "Leicht, witzig, gehaltvoll, wehmütig – groß." Frank Goosen in der Frankfurter Rundschau



Women Travel Writing And Truth

Women  Travel Writing  and Truth PDF
Author: Clare Broome Saunders
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN: 1317690257
Size: 65.46 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 194
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Women Travel Writing And Truth

by Clare Broome Saunders, Women Travel Writing And Truth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Women Travel Writing And Truth books, The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and authenticity inevitably arise. Women, Travel, and Truth is a collection of twelve essays that explore the manifold ways in which travel and truth interact in women's travel writing. Essays range in date from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the eighteenth century to Jamaica Kincaid in the twenty-first, across such regions as India, Italy, Norway, Siberia, Austria, the Orient, the Caribbean, China and Mexico. Topics explored include blurred distinctions of fiction and non-fiction; travel writing and politics; subjectivity; displacement, and exile. Students and academics with interests in literary studies, history, geography, history of art, and modern languages will find this book an important reference.



Sybille Bedford

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Author: Selina Hastings
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1473546036
Size: 75.76 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Sybille Bedford

by Selina Hastings, Sybille Bedford Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sybille Bedford books, The first full and intimate biography of writer and bon viveur Sybille Bedford 'A fantastic read' India Knight, Sunday Times 'A wonderful biography' Sara Wheeler, Spectator Born in Germany to aristocratic parents, Sybille Bedford's (1911-2006) life contained all the grand feeling and seismic event of the twentieth century: war and peace, love and trauma, friendship and death, as well as the need to write and rescue something from this wreckage. Openly gay, Bedford once said 'I wish I'd written more books and spent less time being in love. It's very difficult doing both at the same time.' In her forties she published her breakthrough novel, A Legacy, continuing to publish until her early nineties, writing some of the outstanding and most original novels, memoirs and travel books of the century. Bedford's father died when she was just fourteen and her mother, a great socialite and litterateur, fell victim to a debilitating morphine addiction. Striking out on her own, Bedford fell under the spell of Aldous Huxley, who was to become her friend and mentor. Staying with Aldous and his wife Maria in their sunlit villa in the south of France between the wars were some of the happiest and most enlivening years of Bedford's life - even as she failed and failed again at finding her own voice on the page. And yet it was these years that would provide the material for Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education, widely considered to be her masterwork and which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989. A bon viveur, lover of French wine and cuisine, and admired by her peers ('One of the most dazzling practitioners of English prose' Bruce Chatwin once commented) she roamed from country to country - Germany, France, England, Italy and the United States - in search of fresh experience, with ear and eye attuned to her surroundings, typewriter at the ready. Full of intense friendships (Martha Gellhorn and Elizabeth Jane Howard among them), a fierce commitment to the craft of writing, as well as an insatiable appetite for love and sex, Sybille Bedford blazed her own path in her life and her art. *A DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020*